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Thursday, February 18 • 8:45am - Friday, February 19 • 3:15pm
Reading Comics with a Numeracy Mindset (RECORDED)

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Though it is often partnered with literacy in official curriculum documents, it is not always immediately clear how numeracy relates to the English Language Arts classroom, nor how ELA teachers should equip themselves with the skills required to foster a culture of numeracy competency. This presentation offers the experience of reading comics with a numeracy mindset as one possible solution. More than simply concerned with numbers, numeracy also involves several features closely associated with the design of narratives found in comics and graphic novels, and which I will focus on in this presentation: the study of spatial relations, measuring time, recognizing patterns, determining direction, interpreting schematic diagrams, and visualizing shapes from different perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for David Lewkowich

David Lewkowich

Comics and Language Arts, University of Alberta
David Lewkowich is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, who teaches in the areas of literacy and language arts. His research interests include the study of comics and graphic novels, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiographical inquiry.


Thursday February 18, 2021 8:45am - Friday February 19, 2021 3:15pm MST
RECORDED